Judy Veldhuijzen, PhD
Judy Veldhuijzen is an Assistant Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the psychoneurobiological mechanisms underlying somatic conditions, with a particular interest in somatosensory profiling and cognition in chronic pain (e.g., fibromyalgia), and long-term cognitive outcomes of postoperative patients surviving intensive care unit treatment. Her research relates somatosensory and cognitive outcomes to brain (dys)function, inflammatory processes, and stress mechanisms. In addition she is interested in aging processes and sex differences in chronic somatic conditions.Back to the people page
News and events
Health, Prevention and the Human Life Cycle Spring Event 2018 Announcement: Spring Event 'Data Science for Health & Prevention'
Thursday May 31th 13:30- 18:00
APS Scholar award PhD student Aleksandrina Skvortsova was awarded with one of the APS Scholar Awards for her presentation 'Conditioning of the neuroendocrine system: Learned oxytocin responses'.
LIBC Sylvius Mini Symposium: Psychobiological factors in itch Two presentations about psychobiological factors in itch combined into an mini symposium. 1.A multisensory approach to itch by Dr. H. Holle and 2. Itching for nocebo mechanisms by Drs. M. van de Sand
Dissertation defense Kaya Peerdeman If you imagine in advance that something is not going to hurt, this could mean you experience less pain. This discovery was made by health psychologist Kaya Peerdeman during her PhD research on the placebo effect. PhD defence 7 February.